Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes Recipe -
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes  Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chickpea Cupcakes

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"Delicious gluten-free cake that is a cinch to make. Rave reviews from everyone! No one can tell that the secret ingredient is chickpeas."

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Original recipe makes 12 cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.
  3. Blend chickpeas, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla extract together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add chocolate mixture and blend until smooth. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute 1/3 cup agave syrup for sugar.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 25, 2014

Made these for my kids and they LOVED THEM!!!! kids are the harshest critics. These are delish! They taste better when baked until the edges get a little crispy and they are completely cooled.

Jun 02, 2014

Thanks for the recipe! My family enjoyed them hot out of the oven but I prefer them frozen...We eat a lot of chick peas in our family so this was just another way to cook/bake with them! Didn't taste the chick peas at all. I shared with other friends and they were a hit as well - and they are not chick pea fans. I made the recipe as is.


9 Ratings

May 22, 2014

These are fantastic!!! My kids and family loved them including my husband. You would have no idea they were gluten free! This recipe has been added to my favorites for sure!! I made a whipped frosting for the tops. Yummy!!!

Oct 07, 2014

Followed the recipe to the letter, topped it with a butter cream made with almond milk and it was awesome!!!

Feb 19, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised how well these turned considering it was my first try at any type of flourless muffin. The recipe states 20 minutes but it needed over 40 to be done. But it is light and tastes like coconut flavoured brownie. My kids loved them.

Jan 11, 2015

Amazingly like a traditional cupcake. Delicious!

Sep 22, 2014

Made as is and wouldnt change a thing. Perfectly moist and chewy..just delicious! I let my friends try them (they normally shy away from 'gluten free' and they begged for more :) Will be making again very soon - might add some macadamias next time just to mix it up!

Jul 17, 2014

Best ever! Have made them twice now and can't stop eating them. My husband had no clue they are made with chickpeas. He asked me to make them again.


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  • Calories
  • 226 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 136 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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